We’ve finally made it through Winter and into a beautiful Spring. With the rising temperatures and sunny days comes all the blooming flowers and trees, and a nasty layer of pollen. If you’re ready to get started on some much-needed Spring Cleaning, you’re not alone. Here are some ways to make your house shine this season!
Give your car some attention, too. Even though it isn’t a part of your home, it gets pretty dirty from pollen. Wipe down surfaces, vacuum, and hose it down. You’ll feel so much better when all your spaces are squeaky clean!
– By Olivia Dimatteo, blog contributor for Garden City Realty
When you find yourself with some extra time on your hands, spend a portion of your day reviving your home with a much needed deep clean. Over time we find ourselves creating cluttered areas or holding onto old things that we are not sure if we will ever use again. This spring, take the step to get rid of these items and leave your home feeling spotless and like it was staged by a professional!
Consider donating to local charities and non-profits. Not only with this help you get rid of some items you no longer need, but it is a rewarding feeling knowing you contributed to helping your local community. When donating, you can go about it in two different ways. One, take some time to clean and choose items you would like to give away because you no longer need them, then find a place that is in need of those items. Or, if you would like to donate to a specific charity that is close to your heart, take some time to first research what items are needed and choose items to donate accordingly. If you have some extra money in your savings, you can use this as an opportunity to get rid of old dated items and revamp your home. Have you noticed your towels are ripping and the color is washing out? Donate them to the local humane society and buy new towels to change up the colors in your current bathroom!
Whichever non-profit you choose, it is eye-opening to experience how an item that you didn’t care for makes a huge difference to someone else. Although the expression be the change you wish to see is cliche, it is true. Donating promotes generosity, motivates friends and family, and boosts your overall happiness. So the question is, which charity would you like to donate to this spring?